Man Utd’s first-ever Premier League line-up vs Sheff Utd includes unrecognisable star

Manchester United lost their first ever Premier League game to Sheffield United in 1992 – with the two top-flight clubs meeting again at Bramall Lane on Saturday night

Sheffield United defeated Manchester United 2-1 in their first ever Premier League meeting(Getty Images)

Manchester United are back in Premier League action on Saturday night – when they face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Erik ten Hag’s side will be keen to beat the Blades after a difficult start to the season. The Red Devils sit 10th in the Premier League after winning just four of their first eight games, while their opponents are bottom of the table with just a point to their name.




This fixture is a famous one, as the first ever Premier League goal was scored in Sheffield United’s 2-1 win against Manchester United in August 1992. Blades legend Brian Deane needed just five minutes to find the net before completing his brace. Mark Hughes pulled one back at Bramall Lane, but that wasn’t enough for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men. But what’s Manchester United’s first ever Premier League XI doing today? Here’s the answer…

Peter Schmeichel

Schmeichel was already one of the best goalkeepers in the world when he made his Premier League debut, winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup with Manchester United in 1991 and Euro 1992 with Denmark a year later. The latter triumph was quite a shock.

Schmeichel responded to the Blades’ 2-1 victory by winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League with the Red Devils, among other honours. He now works as a pundit and his son Kasper won the Premier League title with Leicester in 2016.

Denis Irwin

Like Schmeichel, Irwin was also one of Ferguson’s most valued players when the inaugural Premier League season got underway. He remained at Old Trafford until 2002 and won countless trophies – including seven Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Irwin joined Wolves after leaving Old Trafford and got his revenge on the Blades by beating them in the 2003 First Division (now Championship) play-off final. He retired in 2004 and now works as a pundit for Manchester United’s media team.

Steve Bruce

Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister were part of Manchester United’s first Premier League line up(Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Bruce was at the peak of his powers in 1992. Alongside the club’s inspirational captain Bryan Robson, the defender led Manchester United to their first league title in 27 years in May 1993. He remained at Old Trafford until 1996 before joining Birmingham City.

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